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Old 09-24-2013, 11:02 AM   #15
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As a fulltimer do you see any advantage to a portable water softener in conjunction with your filter system. It may be overkill, but I have one (not in use at present), and wondered if it was worth the trouble to plumb in. Thanks.
Do you have a softener in the S&B? If yes, why not the RV?

When we begin full-timing next year, a water softener is one of the items that is at the top of our list of "must-haves". We have been many places where the water is very hard. Soft water is much better for bathing and washing dishes and clothes.



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Old 09-24-2013, 11:28 AM   #16
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I simply purchased the whole house filter that I preferred (at Lowe's in my case), installed hose fittings and then cut a couple notches in a plastic milk crate. Connect a short leader hose to the supply, then to the filter which sits in the milk crate, then use your normal pressure regulator/potable water set up to connect to the camper. You can change your filters outside so no risk of leaks inside. Done.

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Old 09-25-2013, 08:08 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by K-Star View Post
Here is my setup. i am full-time and wanted better filtration.

RV Water Filter Store: Standard Filter Canisters for Whole RV

I use the Dual Jumbo filter setup. I then went to Lowe's and purchased a Pressure Regulator sold for in home use as well as male and female 3/4" pipe thread to garden hose adapters (plumbing department. I run my water thru the filters first and then the pressure regulator (set for 50#). This combination does not interfere with water pressure at all.

As I said, I use the dual filter setup being full-time. You can certainly use a single canister filter which is about 1/4-1/3 the cost of my setup. The inline filters (such as those from WalMart) work fine, but I feel that the canister filters seems to last longer.
I use the same setup only I use one Jumbo canister. I run the hose from the park hydrant to the filter canister, then the pressure regulator Watts 263A (would use a X65BG but couldn't afford it at the time) is screwed onto the outlet of the filter, then a short hose to the trailer. I have a bracket that I can hang the filter on the slide out arm but most of the time I stand it up next to the trailer. Works for me and I get about six months to a year out of the filter (not full timer).
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:12 AM   #18
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One other thought on this issue. We went to a park where the water pressure was 97 psi. This park also had a lot of rust in the water as it has been in operation a long time. A neighbor had brown water coming out of his faucets and in the toilet. We had clear water. Wonder if he had a lot of fun cleaning out his water system and water heater?

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